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3DS eShop charts - April 25th, 2019

Yep, it's Crystal at No. 1 again

No real surprises going on here. Pokemon Crystal takes the top spot yet again, and seems to have cemented itself as the title that the 3DS that will go out on-top as the system rides off into the sunset.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Super Mario Bros. 3
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Tomodachi Life
6. Pokemon Gold
7. Pokemon Silver
8. Pokemon Red
9. Super Mario World
10. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
11. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
12. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
13. Super Mario 3D Land
14. EDGE
15. Zelda: A Link to the Past
16. Pokemon Ultra Sun
17. Yo-kai Watch 3
18. Mario Kart 7
19. Pokemon Blue
20. EarthBound

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
3. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Mario Kart 7 Video
6. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
7. Super Mario 3D Land Video
8. Horror Sotries gameplay trailer
9. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
10. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
11. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
12. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
13. Introducing Tomodachi Life
14. Super Mario World Trailer
15. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
16. IronFall Trailer
17. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
18. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
19. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
20. Mario Party: The Top 100 – Official Game Trailer

Nintendo launches Nintendo Online Store in Hong Kong

The new, official home for digital content in Hong Kong

Nintendo has launched an official Nintendo Online Store for those in Hong Kong. This new website takes the place of the Nintendo page on WhatsMall that offered eShop codes. The official page offers download codes and DLC codes for both Switch and 3DS titles.

Famitsu readers choose their top 3 Heisei Era games

Three games you can't go wrong with

Japan is moving into the Reiwa period on May 1st, 2019, which means the Heisei period is coming to a close. With the Heisei period running from January 8th, 1989 to April 30th, 2019, Famitsu asked their readers to vote on the most memorable Heisei period games. The top 3 titles can be found below.

#3 NieR: Automata (205 Votes) – By Square Enix, released on February 23, 2017 (Heisei 29) for the PlayStation 4.

Comments from readers on NieR: Automata:

“No game has ever moved me as much.” (Male, teens)
“This game made me understand feelings that can’t be described by words.” (Female, 20s)

#2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (209 Votes) – By Nintendo, released on March 3, 2017 (Heisei 29) for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

Comments from readers on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

“It felt as if I were living in this land called Hyrule.” (Male, 20s)
“The wonders of being able to go as far as the eyes can see.” (Female, 50s)

#1 Chrono Trigger (230 Votes) – By Square Enix (Then Square), released on March 11, 1995 (Heisei 7) for the Super Famicom

Comments from readers on Chrono Trigger:

“It’s a masterpiece with everything from story, scenario, and music that has yet to fade.” (Male, 30s)
“Going on an adventure beyond time with Crono (protagonist) and the others is a memory that I’ll never forget for the rest of my life.” (Female, 30s)

Japanese eShop charts - April 11th to 17th, 2019

Have a sip

Cuphead is likely to be a very big deal on Switch, and our friends in Japan are already proving that. The game stormed the Switch charts last week, and it hadn't even released. Now with just one day's worth of data under its belt, the game has retained the top spot.

Switch

1. Cuphead (StudioMDHR)
2. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
3. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Legacy of the Duelist:Link Evolution (KONAMI)
4. FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square-Enix)
5. Kimi no Machi Portia (Team17)
6. Minecraft (Mojang)
7. FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)
8. FINAL FANTASY VII (Square-Enix)
9. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
10. Moonlighter: Tenshu to Yuusha no Bouken (Teyon Japan)

3DS

1. Tobidasu!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
2. Pocket Monsters Crystal (Nintendo)
3. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e… (Square-Enix)
4. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (Microsoft Japan)
5. Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth)
6. Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami (Square-Enix)
7. Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth)
8. Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+ (Nintendo)
9. Dragon Quest (Square-Enix)
10. MOTHER2 Gyiyg no Gyakushuu (Nintendo)

3DS eShop charts - April 18th, 2019

Crystal rules all once again

With the 3DS being pretty much dead in the water, it doesn't seem like there's anything left to dethrone Pokemon Crystal from the top spot. Even if something came along, it would probably only displace it for a week at best!

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Super Mario Bros. 3
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Tomodachi Life
6. Pokemon Gold
7. Pokemon Silver
8. Super Mario World
9. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
10. EDGE
11. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
12. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
13. Pokemon Red
14. Super Mario 3D Land
15. Zelda: A Link to the Past
16. Pokemon Ultra Sun
17. Mario Kart 7
18. Yo-kai Watch 3
19. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
20. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
3. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
4. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
5. Mario Kart 7 Video
6. Horror Stories gameplay trailer
7. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
8. Super Mario 3D Land Video
9. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
10. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
11. Introducing Tomodachi Life
12. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
13. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
14. Super Mario World Trailer
15. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
16. IronFall Trailer
17. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
18. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
19. Mario Party: The Top 100 – Official Game Trailer
20. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video

Japan - eShop charts for April 4th to 10th, 2019

Puyo pop and you can't stop

Puyo Puyo eSports is really holding onto that first spot! All it took was a sale to get that game some major attention. Over on the 3DS side of things...you already know what first place is.

1. Puyo Puyo eSports (Sega Games)
2. Enter the Gungeon (Devolver Digital)
3. The friends of Ringo Ishikawa (CIRCLE Ent.)
4. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
5. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Legacy of the Duelist:Link Evolution (KONAMI)
6. Minecraft (Mojang)
7. FINAL FANTASY VII (Square-Enix)
8. Yoshi Craft World (Nintendo)
9. Moonlighter: Tenshu to Yuusha no Bouken (Teyon Japan)
10. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)

1. Tobidasu!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
2. Pocket Monsters Crystal (Nintendo)
3. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e… (Square-Enix)
4. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (Microsoft Japan)
5. Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth)
6. Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth)
7. Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+ (Nintendo)
8. Mama ni Game Kakusareta! (Hap)
9. Dragon Quest (Square-Enix)
10. Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami (Square-Enix)

3DS eShop charts - April 11th, 2019

Crystal is insanely popular

Oh look, it's Pokemon Crystal up at the top of the charts! What a surprise! Who could of guessed Pokemon Crystal would continue its world domination?!

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Pokemon Yellow
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Tomodachi Life
6. Pokemon Gold
7. Super Mario World
8. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
9. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
10. Pokemon Silver
11. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
12. Pokemon Red
13. Super Mario 3D Land
14. Zelda: A Link to the Past
15. Yo-kai Watch 3
16. Pokemon Ultra Sun
17. Mario Kart 7
18. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
19. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
20. The Legend of Zelda

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
3. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
4. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
5. Mario Kart 7 Video
6. Horror Stories gameplay trailer
7. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
8. Super Mario 3D Land Video
9. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
10. Introducing Tomodachi Life
11. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
12. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
13. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
14. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
15. Super Mario World Trailer
16. IronFall Trailer
17. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
18. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
19. Mario Party: The Top 100 – Official Game Trailer
20. Super Mario 3D Land Super Play Video

Japanese eShop charts - March 28th to April 3rd, 2019

You can't top a good sale

Even though Yoshi's Crafted World just came out, Puyo Puyo eSports still manages to take the top spot. With the price drop going on, the deal is just too good to pass up!

Switch

1. Puyo Puyo eSports (Sega Games)
2. Yoshi Craft World (Nintendo)
3. FINAL FANTASY VII (Square-Enix)
4. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
5. Moonlighter: Tenshu to Yuusha no Bouken (Teyon Japan)
6. Minecraft (Mojang)
7. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo)
8. Game Hatten-Koku++ (Kairosoft
9. SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo (Sega Games)
10. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)

3DS

1. Tobidasu!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
2. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (Microsoft Japan)
3. Pocket Monsters Crystal (Nintendo)
4. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e… (Square-Enix)
5. Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth)
6. Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth)
7. Mama ni Game Kakusareta! (Hap)
8. Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+ (Nintendo)
9. Dragon Quest (Square-Enix)

My Nintendo service to open in Hong Kong

No word on what will be included at this time

Japan, Europe, and North America all have the My Nintendo service for special deals on various games. We can now add Hong Kong to the list of locations to get the My Nintendo experience. A leaflet released by Nintendo in Hong Kong states that the My Nintendo service will kick off on April 23rd, 2019.

Japanese eShop charts: March 21st to 27th, 2019

Cuphead cracks the top 10 and it's not even out!

The real story this week is Cuphead. As you know, Cuphead isn't even available to download yet, but it is up for preload. That was enough to give the game a top 10 finish this week, which is super impressive!

Switch

1. Puyo Puyo eSports (Sega Games)
2. Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!(Square-Enix)
3. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
4. FINAL FANTASY VII (Square-Enix)
5. Minecraft (Mojang)
6. Blaster Master Zero 2 (Inti Creates)
7. Game Hatten-Koku++ (Kairosoft
8. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
9. Nine Parchments (Frozenbyte)
10. Cuphead (SyudioMDHR)

3DS

1. Tobidasu!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
2. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (Microsoft Japan)
3. Pocket Monsters Crystal (Nintendo)
4. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e… (Square-Enix)
5. Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth)
6. Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth)
7. Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami (Square-Enix)
8. Symphony of Eternity (Kemco)
9. Mama ni Game Kakusareta! (Hap)
10. Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+ (Nintendo)